Sunday, 20 March 2011

Episode #175 Shownotes

I can't claim the credit for my episode title this week. It's a paraphrasing of a comment I heard on The Blackdog Podcast. If you're a fan of geeky discussion and re-evaluating classic films then you need to subscribe to this excellent podcast.

Here are the clips of Dr Who that were broadcast on Comic Relief. I think they'll work outside the UK.




In general these scenes are brilliant, but the final paradox suffers from the same problem as 'The Big Bang'. It's a time loop with no logical starting point.

I'd still like to hear your retrospective reviews of Series 5 of Dr Who. Send me a school grade on each episode along with a sentence or two explaining why you gave that grade. E-mail me your comments.


Got a couple of vids for you this week.



Destruction CreationFairmont
"Liars" (mp3)
from "Destruction Creation"
(Mint 400 Records)

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EponymousLucid Mechanism
"Designed To Break" (mp3)
from "Eponymous"
(Gravity Terminal)

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Detroit NocturnesPhylum Sinter
"Before The Sun Blinds Us (feat. Tamara Finlay)" (mp3)
from "Detroit Nocturnes"
(mmrmmr)

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Ourobouros Podcast #175 - Ham Sandwich Made With Scenery

1. Fairmont - Liars
2. Halo Stereo - Blindfold
3. Unquiet Nights - We Were The Ones
4. Razorfade - Hiding My Demons
5. Lucid Mechanism - Designed To Break
6. Phylum Sinter (ft. Tamara Finlay) - Before The Sun Blinds Us

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Somebody Noble' by Transit Studio

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Episode #174 Shownotes

The epic review of Dr Who Series 5 begins! For the next few weeks you can expect the Ourobouros Podcast to be extra long and full of Sci-Fi goodness.

As mentioned in the show I'd like to get some feedback relating to series 5 of Dr Who. I'd like you to re-watch series 5 and give each episode a school grade (A, C-, F etc.) as well as a few lines explaining your grade. Hopefully I'll get enough submissions that after I've finished my own review of the series, I can have a section of the podcast dedicated to listener reviews. If you'd like to get involved e-mail me.


An extra talking point that I didn't have time to put in the podcast and is almost a follow up to last weeks show.

Europe now has what is believed to be it's first openly gay active player. His name is Anton Hysen and he plays for the Swedish 4th tier team Utsiktens. Now while it might not be a big deal that a low level Swedish player has come out, he's a little higher profile than most players at a similar level. His father is Glenn Hysen who played nearly 70 times for Sweden and spent some time at Liverpool in the early '90s and his brother is Tobias Hysen who is also a Swedish international.

Like Steven Davies last week this is an incremental step in the right direction. What makes this even more remarkable is that Anton Hysen is just 20 years old. His career is just starting and he's made the brave decision to come out.


Only 2 videos this week. A good quality live performance and a fan-made effort.




Wire FacesWire Faces
"Helium Riders" (mp3)
from "Wire Faces"
(Bocumast LTD.)

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A Momentary Lapse In The Key Of WNoah Kussack
"When It All Went Down" (mp3)
from "A Momentary Lapse In The Key Of W"
(24 Hour Service Station)

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Brain TravellerTriobelisk
"Brain Traveller" (mp3)
from "Brain Traveller"
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Ourobouros Podcast #174 - Context And Distance

1. Wire Faces - Helium Riders
2. Noah Kussack - When It All Went Down
3. Mychael Gabriel - I Do
4. DGRS - Breakdown
5. Triobelisk - Brain Traveller
6. 2-L8 - My Friends And I

The Intro Music is an excerpt from 'Somebody Noble' by Transit Studio

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Episode #173 Shownotes

I didn't really have time to discuss the Japanese film Confessions, and it wasn't really appropriate anyway. Since I don't want this film to go by without talking about it I'll give a quick rundown here.

Takako Matsu gives a brilliant performance as a school teacher who discovers that two of her students are responsible for the death of her 4 year old daughter. Filled with grief she decides to take her revenge in a rather extreme way. That's the initial premise of the film, but it goes into very different places than you might be expecting.

This is almost a series of vignettes with a revolving and interconnected cast of characters who all give great performances, particularly Yukito Nishii & Kaoru Fujiwara as the young killers and Ai Hashimoto as their classmate who gets in over her head. These are brilliant performances from three young actors.

Director Tetsuya Nakashima has created a hyper-real, overtly stylised world that makes a beautiful setting for a rather dark film. I would be very surprised if this isn't my top foreign language of the year.


Not a bad selection of videos this week. A decent live clip from Nitzer Ebb, a simple and effective promo from White Widow and a fun, exuberant video from My First Earthquake. I recommend you watch the My First Earthquake video right to the end. During and after the 'credits' there is still some very funny stuff. I love the band desperately trying to keep straight faces.



Black HeartWhite Widow
"Black Heart" (mp3)
from "Black Heart"
(Tullo Tunes Records)

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SonoluminescenceLuder
"Sing To Me" (mp3)
from "Sonoluminescence"
(Small Stone Records)

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